Psalm 109:28 (KJV) 28 Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.
We bless others; not all of them reciprocate that. There are people who dislike us despite the good way we treat them. Others would get hurt when cursed at; it weighs heavily on them. We pray for them that they’d handle things better. It’s good to be treated well, but when we believers are cursed, we’ve learned not to get hurt; what matters is that God blesses us. And His Words are more potent.
We glory in the Lord; in Him, no one can really hurt us. God has an effectively powerful way of protecting us. Although we don’t rejoice in other people’s pain—even those who mistreat us, often, the harm they intend for us boomerangs on them, and they’re the ones who suffer from their own actions. Here again, it’s made clear why we can heed the Word’s admonition for us to rejoice in the Lord always.
There are many reasons why others curse us; they probably hate us for reasons we don’t know or reasons unfounded. There are probably many reasons why God blesses us, but there’s one I know for sure: He absolutely loves us. He’s never an absentee God. Even in those moments when He’s seemingly very quiet, and the slanders, accusations, and lies of our enemies abound, God is blessing us. Even in the middle of the worst treatment from others, we’re at the very center of the the best treatment from God. It’s a fact of our Christian journey: people will repay us evil for good, hatred for love, and slander for praise; we’re fine; our joy’s intact in the Lord.